In this clip below, Burkman’s attorney Scott Grabel claims he has “spoken” to Alan Dershowitz by “email” and is not sure whether or not he will be able to be “retained,” but is hoping to have a place for him to speak on, once again, “constitutional law.” This is the same Alan Dershowitz whose shining catastrophic moment, the one that will likely be remembered in law history for centuries to come, was the singularly most convoluted, intellectually dishonest, and vapid attempt at arguing that Donald Trump couldn’t be impeached due to an abuse of power, while then arguing he didn’t say he said that, but that if he had said it it would be true, but it isn’t, so don’t say he said that. Daily Dot’s Zachary Petrizzo reported that Michigan Attorney General lawyer Richard Cunningham strongly opposed the motion to have a constitutional witness, before the bizarre Dershowitz revelation, because “An attorney’s role is to argue the law, it is not to testify as to what the law is.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Burkman’s lawyer is consulting with famously unscrupulous, self-aggrandizing, there is no law unless I say it’s a law, Alan Dershowitz. This is about a series of robocalls, received in various states, targeting predominantly Black and brown communities across the country, that attempted to scare potential voters away from early voting, by lying about how early voter rolls would be used to imprison people based on outstanding debts or warrants.Law & Crime reports that Dershowitz has told them that he is “not involved in that case,” referring to Burkman’s robocall fraud. Dershowitz also says that he is not involved at all with Trump election lawsuits. Burkman’s attorney, Grabel told Law & Order that “If Mr. Dershowitz isn’t working on ‘election issues’ I stand corrected.”Real scumbag shit. Makes sense that Dershowitz is involved—even tangentially. George Bernard Shaw once wrote that one should “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” In this case, everyone involved might like it. No bad press and all of that. Only the best people.- Advertisement –
MercatorNet 9 September 2016Family First Comment: Superb article on why marriage matters – to men.Not just a piece of paperIt is important first to respond directly to the idea that marriage is just a piece of paper. When I was conducting interviews in New York City back in 2005-2006, I heard over and over again from a lot of young adults, “It is just a piece of paper. It doesn’t really matter.” What they did not realize is that the science is telling us a very different story about how marriage affects women and especially men.Men are transformed in a number of ways. We will focus here primarily on the economic story, but it is also the case that when men get married, they spend less time with their friends, their buddies, and they spend more time with kin. They attend bars and taverns less and they attend church more in the wake of getting married and having a family.We can begin first by thinking about work effort, and one admittedly crude indicator of effort is work hours. What we see is that married men, both when they are in the 28-30 years old stage and the mid-40s stage, work about 400+ hours more per year than their single peers with a similar educational, racial, and ethnic background. But it is not just that they are working more; they are working more strategically and working smarter when they are married compared to being single.Two indicators of this come from the work of Elizabeth Gorman, a sociologist who did this research when she was at Harvard. What she finds is that married men are much less likely to quit their job until they have lined up a new job to jump to. By contrast, the single guys, if they are not happy with their work, will quit that job and then try to find something new. Of course, the first strategy is much more prudent than the second.Another important point to make here is that married men are much less likely to get fired. There is something about their style of work or maybe the fact that they seem to be more responsible when they are married. What Gorman finds is that these patterns in the data persist even after you control for a lot of background characteristics in the men themselves, things like their educational background, their race, their ethnicity, etc. Something about marriage seems to be making men behave in a more strategic fashion in today’s workforce. This all adds up in real dollar terms. What we see is that married men make about $16,000 more than their single peers personally, both as young adults and as middle-aged adults.There is a lot of discussion today about this issue of marriage and class in America. One might wonder, “Well, is this story applicable to men who don’t have college degrees? There must be something about being college educated and being more affluent connecting nicely with marriage in ways that are helping to drive the story.” The answer to that question is still yes.In fact, not only do you see the same story among men who do not have college degrees, but in some ways, the premium is a little bit bigger for the guys who do not have a college degree compared to guys who do have a college degree. Marriage is valuable for men up and down the economic ladder. It is also valuable for men across racial and ethnic lines. There is a marriage premium for African American men, and the report shows the same basic story for Hispanics in America. Marriage benefits men across racial, ethnic, and class lines today in our country.The pushback against marriageWhen you make this claim in the public square today, if you read about it on Slate or in the Washington Post or some other venue, you are going to get a lot of pushback. This is not a story people want to hear in some sectors of our society. One of the arguments that they will respond with is, “You know what? This is all about selection. There is something about these guys, the marrying kind (if you will), that makes them better men. They are better husbands, they are better fathers, they are better workers, and it is these underlying traits, not marriage per se, that help to account for these findings.”There are problems with this idea, and two empirical examples suggest that it is not only about selection. The first example is the longitudinal research done by Steven Nock at the University of Virginia. Nock tracked men over time and found that they increase their hours and increase their income in the wake of getting married and that they do better compared to their peers who are not getting married.Interestingly, he also found that getting divorced reduces men’s hours and reduces men’s income. Moving into marriage and moving out of marriage for men is linked to economic changes. A second exmaple is a study which looked at trends in Minnesota and found that married male identical twins earned about 26% more compared to thir twins who had not married. Once again, this evidence pushes back against the suggestion that the wage premium is all about selection.READ MORE: http://www.mercatornet.com/features/view/marriage-makes-men-better-the-economic-benefits-of-settling-down/18645Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Share Betting without Manchester City:Liverpool 5/4United 5/2Chelsea 5/1Spurs 6/1Arsenal 8/166s bar Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit BetVictor has unveiled its ante post handicap markets for the upcoming Premier League season, with it offering 15/1 the field. Champions Manchester City are available on scratch, meaning Guardiola’s side must give their 19 rivals a point start in the market ranging from a 6 point handicap to Liverpool to a 46 point handicap to newly promoted and relegation favourites Cardiff City.BetVictor have also opened a market without champions Manchester City and make Champions League runners up Liverpool the 5/4 favourites. Spokesperson Charlie McCann commented: “The Premier League handicap is one of the most popular antepost markets we have during the domestic football season as customers try and unearth which side is going to overachieve during the season. I would imagine West Ham (+35 points) will be popular having spent in excess of £80m this summer whilst Wolves (+33 points) have also splashed the cash as they make a return to the Premier League.”He also revealed that after a busy transfer window, he believes that both Wolves and West Ham will be two of the best backed sides. Premier League Handicap 2018/19 season – prices from BetVictor each way ¼ odds 1,2,3,4Manchester City (Scratch) 15/1Liverpool (+6) 15/1Manchester United (+8) 15/1Chelsea (+10) 15/1Spurs (+12) 15/1Arsenal (+14) 15/1Everton (+30) 15/1Wolves (+33) 15/1Leicester City (+35) 15/1West Ham (+35) 15/1Soton (+38) 15/1Newcastle (+38) 15/1Palace (+40) 15/1Burnley (+40) 15/1Bournemouth (+40) 15/1Fulham (+42) 15/1Brighton (+42) 15/1Watford (+42) 15/1Huddersfield (+44) 15/1Cardiff City (+46) 15/1 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020